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Thread: DDR Memory voltages?




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    Any idea of what the voltage of some 512mb of Kingston PC2700 RAM should be?
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    I'm running 512mb kingston ram in an athlon here, and 256 in a p4 and both run at 2.5v
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    Default voltage for DDR memory is 2.5v. You can run it as high as about 2.7v without fear of damage without any extra cooling. Anything higher should be used with some sort of active cooling in place. :)
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    what does raising the voltage to say 2.7v do for the ram? more power for higher speeds?
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    It adds stability as ya go out of spec. :devil win


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    got it.:D
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    It would probably be best for you to read this. :devil:


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    one of the first things i do in every new box is bump up the mem voltage to 2.6 (at least)
    I've seen a few motherboards lately that default to 2.6v

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    Some of them have done that to cope with the highend memory sticks like Corsair's XMS3200 (which is overclocked RAM) which twice now I've had to start a mobo up first with plain PC2100 and then make the changes to the memory settin's before I could get them to run.
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